I'm trying to search using the windows search one of my web directories for any uses of scriptlets. However, the search seems to be ignoring all files ending in .jsp. I searched for plain words, and that didn't work either. Is there a reason Windows ignores these files when searching?
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It will search inside files and supports regular expressions and wildcard searches..
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findstr /c:bla /s *.jsp. this will find recursively all files containing
bla(and it will highlight the respective lines) and ending in
See this knowledge base article for a description of the problem and a registry hack to get around it for a specific file type.
Note that you'd need to do this for each unrecognized file type you wanted to add..
- The folder isn't indexed by windows search
- JSP files are flagged as "file properties filter" in the windows search options.
Under "Advanced", click the "File Types" tab and look for JSP.
Change the index to "Index file properties and content" or whatever it's called on your system.
You can also add the file type if it's not already listed..
If you'd search for *.txt you'd get all files ending in .txt and if youd write abc.** you'd get all files starting with abc.. So using wildcards will help you find what you are searching for.
Try pressing F1 in the Search window ( Ctrl + F ).
. I use UltraEdit32 and its find in files utility to do this for JS and ASP.NET types..